Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary Fournier
Millsboro- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred north of Millsboro early Thursday evening.
The incident occurred around 5:50 p.m., Thursday July 14, 2016, as Bradford L. Grimm, 70 of Millsboro, was operating a 1996 Honda Accord southbound on Bethesda Road approaching the intersection with Avenue of Honor which is controlled by a stop sign. Stacey A. Hastings, 32 of Bridgeville, was operating a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer westbound on Avenue of Honor approaching the intersection with Bethesda Road with the right of way. For unknown reasons, the Accord failed to stop at the stop sign and entered the intersection in front of the Trailblazer. As a result, the front of the Trailblazer struck the left side of the Accord causing it to rotate counter-clockwise and exited the south side of the road where it struck a sign post and utility pole before coming to a stop. The Trailblazer rotated counter-clockwise as it exited the south west corner of the intersection and came to a stop in a field.
Bradford Grimm was properly restrained and transported to Beebe Healthcare where he was pronounced dead.
Stacey Hastings and her 1-year-old son were properly restrained. They were removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this case. Avenue of Honor at Bethesda Road was closed for approximately two and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
Released: 071516 0800